6am Wednesday Radar Update #alwx @wvua23

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At 6am, a long line of rain and storms continues to shift east across our area, with storms in a line from Oneonta to Jasper to Samantha to Meridian. There are a few cells out ahead of the main line that have shown signs of weak rotation, but there are no warnings at this time. Storms continue to weaken a bit with the line, compared to the significant severe weather issues we experienced much of the night over northwest Alabama.

There is still a tornado watch for much of central and portions of west Alabama through mid morning. The tornado watch have been trimmed back in our northwest Alabama counties and that trimming will continue as the line of storms slowly moves east. The line has dumped an incredible amount of rain over northwest Alabama, with radar estimates over 4 inches in many spots. There are some flooding issues in that zone where the heavy rain has continued much of the night.

The line of storms will impact the I-59 area around 7 to 9am, with locally heavy rain and gusty winds. I can’t rule out a spin-up tornado, but the risk is low. Areas around Anniston to Rockford will deal with the storms after 9am.

Keep in mind, we go live non-stop on TV on WVUA (Channel 23 on Satellite, check your listing for WVUA/WUOA on your local cable service channel) during tornado warnings. You can go to wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click on Live severe weather stream to watch from your computer or smart phone.

For more updates, go to the weather blog at wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click weather blog. Updates are also on our Facebook and Twitter page. My twitter is @RichardWVUA23 and Facebook is WVUA23RichardScott

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

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